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Recovery from Intimate Partner Violence

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This is a research project conducted by an external organisation. It may be of interest to people affected by complex mental illness. To find out more about the project below, contact the researchers directly.

Why is the research being done?

The purpose of the research is to explore people’s experiences of recovery from abuse perpetrated by an intimate partner. Insights will be collected into people’s perspectives on recovery, the nature of their different recovery experiences, and the things which have helped or hindered their recoveries. This research aims to inform the design of support services that better suit people’s needs and the development of more effective interventions to support people’s recoveries.

Who can participate in the research?

You are invited to participate if you:

  • Have experienced abuse in the past, from your present or former partner (the abuse may have been any type of abuse, including: hitting, pushing, choking, forcing you to participate in unwanted sexual behaviour/activities, name calling, negative comments, undermining your parenting, isolating or depriving you, interfering with your work, hurting your pets, intentional damage of your belongings, financial abuse such as creating debts in your name, and any other form of harm, force or control).
  • Are over the age of 18 years.
  • Have read this information and consent to be involved.

Please note that you are ineligible to participate if you:

  • Are still actively being abused by your partner.
  • Would be unduly distressed by participating in the survey.
  • Are under the age of 18 years.
  • Or have not given consent.


Participants, go to:

Last updated: 6 June, 2019